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Box B: 2

 Container

Contains 103 Results:

Correspondence, January 1938 to December 1940

Sub-Group — Box: B: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001
Scope and Contents: The Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives is a collection of over 6278 individual items of textual materials, drawings, and photographs that document the creation and development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Washington, D.C. between 1920-1979. Robert Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss purchased the 53 acre property in 1920 known as "The Oaks" and later as Dumbarton Oaks, and within a year they hired Beatrix Farrand, a landscape gardener, to design a garden for the property that combined French,...

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Trix, February 10, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.02.10
Scope and Contents: Typescript handsigned letter from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix) offering an activities report on the Catalogue House, Orangerie, dummies for the color of iron work, drawings for the north bay of herb garden, drawings for the Forsythia Dell gate, Star Garden constellations and lettering, and Terrior seat. Rough sketches of the Forsythia Dell gate drafted by Ruth Havey were enclosed with the letter (no longer with letter). She reports that James Bryce will take over as Garden...

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.03.18
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter sent by Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss [Mildred Bliss] with an enclosed photograph of the sequoia tree plaque which Johnny? has just sent in. She thinks the plaque and its setting will please Mildred. Photograph not with copy of letter.Beatrix asks if Mildred could let her know if the early days of April are as inconvenient as she thinks they are likely to be for a visit to Dumbarton Oaks.She reports that the sun has now come out...

Letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand, April 12, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 11Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AS 1938.04.12
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Copy of typescript letter from Anne Sweeney to Beatrix Farrand discusses a "skeleton" list of material to be displayed for April in the Catalogue House. The list is titled, "April Set-up For Dumbarton Oaks Catalog House" and includes birds, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney, April 14, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 12Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, BF 1938.04.14
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney offers suggestions for print displays of birds, flowers, shrubs, and trees and corrections of Anne Sweeneys list for the panels and whirligig in the Catalogue House of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden. Probably signed by Beatrix Farrand's secretary on behalf of Beatrix Farrand.

Memorandum for Mrs. Bliss by Anne Sweeney, April 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 14Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AS 1938.04.xx
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Copy of typescript memorandum for Mildred Bliss written by Anne Sweeney asks her if the pictures taken by Bruce Fessenden can be used for the panels in the Catalogue House and offers a way for them to be mounted.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., April 28, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 16Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.04.28
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss tells her $10.30 is being transfered to her for the [George Ellery] Hale funeral flowers. She will be sending lantern slides to Dumbarton Oaks. Farrand looks forward to her visit at Dumbarton Oaks and hopes to make the party on Sunday the 8th. Work has been heavy for her at Princeton and Yale Universities.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., April 29, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 17Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.04.29
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss passes on a report from Philip Lucking that the Casa Dorinda garden tour on the 19th was a great success, weeds in the old rose garden are disappearing, and the change in the driveway looks "grand." She sends three pictures of the blue echium at the entrance to Casa Dorinda. She asks Mildred's thoughts on the memorial for [William] Gray.

Telegram from MilRob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, May 3, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 18Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.05.03
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Postal Telegraph telegram from Mildred and Robert Bliss (MilRob) to Beatrix Farrand expresses her hope that Farrand can attend her party on Sunday from 5-7:30pm. She reports the Wistaria is "never so beautiful" and the "garden clamouring" for Farrand.

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, c/o Mrs. Bayard Henry, West Walnut Lane, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 19Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.05.09
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Postal Telegraph telegram from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand in care of Mrs. Bayard Henry (Jane Irwin Robeson Henry) expresses her apologies for having Beatrix Farrand welcome Mildred Bliss and others on Wednesday instead of them welcoming her on Monday. She reports Nadia Boulanger is leaving on the night train.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss, May 26, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 22Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1938.05.26
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss offers her thoughts on Orion and Bootes chairs, the wall for Lilac Circle, the placement of the Unicorn Lady, adding Dumbarton Oaks and Dumbarton Oaks Park insciptions on the Forsythia arch with an iron gate, cost of designing and having Ruth Havey do some of the design work, new position for the old Forsythia seat, the Star Garden lantern with the Gemini and Corona constellations in the panel, swinging seat for the Terrior...

Letter from Helen Reid, 15 East 84th Street, New York City to Mildred Bliss and response, May 26, 1938 to June 2, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 23Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:HR 1938.05.26
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letters from Helen Reid to Mildred Bliss and Mildred Bliss to Helen Reid (Mrs. Ogden Reid). Reid asks Mildred Bliss if she was interested in Nerines from Harry du Pont's collection as the greenhouses are closing down. She also inquires if Mildred Bliss would know of anyone who would like a good gardener. She loved the picture postcard and view of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden which made her more sad that she missed Mildred Bliss' party.Mildred Bliss responds that...

Notes by Mildred Bliss of thoughts and ideas for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, May 25, 1935

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 21Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.05.xx
Scope and Contents: Handwritten notes of thoughts and ideas Mildred Bliss has for the Dumbarton Oaks Garden. Specifically she mentions the a sundial, a dipping well, and a weather vane, Orion and Bootes chairs for the Star Garden, wall and seat for the Lilac Circle, unicorn lady for Dumbarton Oak Park area, Forsythia bench and seats in the Forsythia Dell, lantern in the Star Garden, the swinging seat in the Terrior Column and Enclosure, the Finalities frieze in the Rose Garden, lead soldiers and terra cotta...

List of plants for panels in the Catalogue House., 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 43Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:Sept 1938 Catalogue House list
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Typescript list of plants for panels in the Catalogue House in September 1938 probably created by Anne Sweeney, who worked on the Catalogue House panels for her educational tours of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden.

Letter from Anne Sweeney to Mary Fulkerson, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, September 28, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 45Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:AS 1938.09.28
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Copy of typescript letter from Anne Sweeney to Mary Fulkerson asks for help with the Catalog House display. She asks for the name of people who she can get the stencil letter arrangements that are used for labeling files and a sample of them. She asks for the names of two or three people who send French book catalogues. Anne would like to get some good flower pictures from them. If Fulkerson has any suggestions for ideas, she asks her to please send them.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, June 1, 1939

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 61Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1939.06.01
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss asks if she might inquire of the Kenneth Clarks what Edith Wharton's Cezanne was sold for by the heir [Elisina Tyler]. The report from Harry T. Thompson on the Dumbarton Oaks tree conditions has arrived and the conclusions are favorable. Beatrix sends her a copy of the report and one to James Bryce. Beatrix has finished an ankle length dress for the party. She will be at Dumbarton Oaks in a week.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Miss Anne Sweeney, 3245 "S" Street, Washington, D.C., January 23, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 69Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.01.23
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Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Beatrix Farrand to Anne Sweeney inquiries on the Catalogue House work and how Sweeney is doing. Farrand hopes she is freer of pain. She reports Mildred Bliss is enthusiastic for Anne to travel to New York to acquire nice prints.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3101 R Street, Washington, D.C., May 14, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 79Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.05.14
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss discusses the Forsythia gate monogram being too big for the top of the iron gate. Farrand is keeping Mr. Laughlin's two designs, so she can make any changes.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, 3105 R Street, Washington, D.C., July 5, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 83Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.07.05
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Copy of typescript letter from Beatrix Farrand to Mildred Bliss tells her James Bryce is grateful to them and Dumbarton Oaks for the recent raise. She reports Max Farrand had an infection that was operated on in Boston, and he is feeling more comfortable. She asks if the Blisses are going West [to Santa Barbara] or whether Dumbarton Oaks work will keep them in Washington, D.C.

Notes on garden project progress, 1940-1945

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 100Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:Notes on garden project progress
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Progress notes on garden project for the Forsythia gate, the tablet and bench outside the New [Museum] Wing, the benches in the Ellipse, the entrance on Whitehaven Street, the lantern on the drive near the garage and sketches to be sent. Unsigned notes, probably included with a letter from Ruth Havey on behalf of Beatrix Farrand to share with Mildred Bliss.

Letter from Beatrix Farrand, Directors House, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California to Mr. and Mrs. Bliss with Notes on Casa Dorinda, December 18, 1940 and November 20, 1940

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 102Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:BF 1940.12.18
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Handwritten letter from Beatrix Farrand to "Mr & Twin" [Robert and Mildred Bliss]. Letter includes copy of typescript notes on work being done at Casa Dorinda for Mrs. Bliss.

Telegram from Milrob, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert, Maine, August 4, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 37Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.08.04
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Postal telegraph, The International System, from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss (Milrob) to Beatrix Farrand reports they are delighted with letter to destroy the front oak at Casa Dorinda and order the knoll planting. Mildred beseeches Beatrix to join her in Pittsfield, [Massachusetts] for their first little musical bout. The Dumbarton Oaks ground plan was sent to Beatrix. They hope to photograph maquette so Beatrix may form an idea of elevation.

Telegram from Mildred Bliss and Robert Bliss, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 8, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 38Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.08.08
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Postal telegraph, The International System, from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Beatrix Farrand. The Blisses hope that Max Farrand will benefit from Maine as they do from Wyoming. They have an offer for the Michaux tree book for nine pounds as against American offers of $125. They ask Beatrix if they should tell Anne Sweeney to advise Mrs. Ethel Clark about the offer. They eagerly await Farrand's autumn visit. Signed "Devotedly to MaxTrix [Max and Beatrix Farrand].

Telegram from Mildred Bliss, Cody, Wyoming to Mrs. Max Farrand, Bar Harbor, Maine, August 11, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 39Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.08.11
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Western Union telegram from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand tells Beatrix she has loving memories of Beatrix and Edith [Wharton] on the day of Wharton's death one year ago. Signed: "Trix mine".

Telegram from Milrob, Washington, D.C. to Mr. and Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Rd., San Marino, California, December 16, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 49Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.12.16
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Postal telegram from Mildred Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Max and Beatrix Farrand sends wishes to them on the eve of their wedding anniversary.